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Diana Medal, MA
Assistant Professor, Health Informatics and Information Management
School of Allied Health Professions
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3/2006 - 6/2006 HLCS 257 Coding Special Topics
Topics presented address coding system usage by reimbursement agencies, laws that govern these processes, and federally supervised coding auditing that assures that the laws of coding are followed. Health care delivery systems and internal billing and reimbursement in these settings is included. Requirements of state and federal coding agencies, ethics of coding, coding quality, and coding compliance are also elements of this course. Content varies to accommodate the changing nature of healthcare reimbursement and legal methodologies.
3/2006 - 6/2006 HLIN 304 Coding II
Continued review of disease and operation coding by system: Musculoskeletal, Pregnancy, Newborn, Circulatory, Injury, Poisoning, Complications, Neoplasms Laboratory included to enhance student coding proficiency.
3/2006 - 6/2006 HLIN 306 Evaluation and Management Coding
Principles of Evaluation and Management coding and CPT modifier assignment pertaining to physician professional coding and billing in Outpatient, Inpatient, ER, Observation Unit, and Home Health settings. Also, principles of billing and third party reimbursement as they relate to the health care field, with emphasis on billing forms and the billing process.
1/2006 - 3/2006 HLCS 254 Evaluation and Management Coding
Principles of Evaluation and Management coding and CPT modifier assignment pertaining to physician professional coding and billing in Outpatient, Inpatient, ER, Observation Unit, and Home Health settings. Also, principles of billing and third party reimbursement as they relate to the health care field, with emphasis on billing forms and the billing process.
1/2006 - 3/2006 HLIN 303 Coding I
The course presents introductory principles and conventions for using ICD-9-CM. Coding techniques are taught incorporating basic coding rules, and specific guidelines will be addressed for coding signs and symptoms, infections and parasitic diseases, endocrine/nutritional/metabolic and immunity disorders, mental disorders, blood and blood forming organ diseases, nervous system and sense organ diseases, respiratory diseases, digestive system diseases, and disorders of the skin.
1/2006 - 3/2006 HLIN 445 Coding Seminar
Advanced coding principles including managing the prospective payment system, introductory and intermediate CPT coding, and review of ICD-9-CM.
9/2005 - 12/2005 HLCS 245 Coding III
This course presents coding with Current Procedural Terminology, beginning with a basic introduction of the CPT coding system and its usage in private and government based healthcare reimbursement. The course advances to an intermediate level systematic review of the anesthesia and surgical chapters of CPT. Radiology, Pathology/Lab, and Medicine sections of the book are also presented in this course. Thorough explanation and practice of CPT modifier assignment takes place for cases following reimbursement rules for healthcare institutions as well as professional claims submission for the operating surgeon. Code assignments for this course are based on sample dictated operative reports.